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We’ve got a moat, and we're not afraid to use it: Culinary Tourism, Borders, and Tasmania


Tarulevicz, N, We've got a moat, and we're not afraid to use it: Culinary Tourism, Borders, and Tasmania, Visions in Leisure and Business, 24, (1) pp. 120-130. ISSN 0277-5204 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.25035/visions.24.01.08


For the first two years of the Covid-19 pandemic Australia had restricted national-borders. Tasmania, Australia’s island-state, added addition restrictions to its state borders. National and state controls had significant impacts on tourism and hospitality, especially culinary tourism. The state of Tasmania attempt to stimulate the sector with vouchers for Tasmanians to travel within the state. The opening of borders to inter-state travelers has been quite disruptive, causing an increase in Covid-19 cases, affecting business and consumers. Additionally, many Tasmanians have limited their activities, although restrictions have been lifted. In this piece I trace our experiences, as a family living in Hobart during the pandemic, alongside those of Tasmania.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Culinary tourism, Tasmania, Covid-19, borders, MONA, seafood
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Other human society
Research Field:Other human society not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Tarulevicz, N (Associate Professor Nicki Tarulevicz)
ID Code:154558
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2022-12-12
Last Modified:2023-01-13

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